With the highest rated horses in this Conditions race looking lacking for form we're going to turn to SON OF THE CAT for our selection with Global City respected from a yard in form and Artistic License is also on the list with his 100% record at this track. The pick has been running some good races in defeat under a similar burden recently and his latest run behind Arthur's Edge looks better with his conqueror running a cracker in defeat amongst listed company on his latest start. The selection acts on this surface and holds the best recent form in the line-up. Global City can be a bit hit and miss but won his only start over course and distance and on the pick of his form is a leading contender. Artistic License is two from two over course and distance and is more than capable of getting in front on his day while a return to this venue should help him bounce back to form. Exclamation is an interesting contender but is yet to really prove himself on this surface so in a very tricky contest to judge Son Of The Cat looks on form and can score.
Beau Jazz 40-1 (8-4) Chased winner until over 1f out, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Malapropism (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Capone (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 14, 11l behind Lordship (8-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Capricorn Run (USA) 50-1 (8-13) Led, headed just over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 13th of 28, 4 1/2l behind Advanced (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Diddums 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, some headway final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Gentle Guru (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Exclamation 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Rowe Park (9-5) at Southwell 5f stks (3) fbs in Oct.
Five Star Junior (USA) 6-1 (8-7) Held up in last, ridden 1f out, no response, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Awinnersgame (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
Global City (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Towards rear, short lived effort over 1f out, 14th of 20, 6l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Son of The Cat (USA) 15-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and squeezed through to challenge entering final 1f, kept on to chase winner final 100 yards, always just held, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Arthur's Edge (8-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Oct.
Tin Cha Woody (USA) 25-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, last of 14, 10l behind Maybe Grace (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcp 0-85 pol in Oct.
Artistic License (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Outpaced in rear, ridden over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 8th of 9, 5l behind Sea Of Leaves (8-11) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Daddy's Gift (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Raced wide, always towards rear, weakened and eased over 1f out, 10th of 11, 26l behind Fullandby (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.